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Volume 4 Issue 3 - November 1998

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!' MEMBER PROFILES conti.nued fri;)m page 19 . Voices .is a 20-voice choir which was founded in 1994. Voices'' programs contain a strong emphasis on Canadian works. The choir has performed both well-known and less familiar masterpieces by 'great composers, as well as commissioning and pemiering original works by Canadian composers. The coming season includes the Canadian premiere of Richard Gore's reconstruction of The Passion According to St. Mark, by J.S Bach. Voices was selected as one of nine choirs from across Canada to perform at the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors' biennial symposium, held in May of 1998 in Halifax. Voices' inaugural tou,r was planned around this event and included performances in .Brockville, Saint John and New Glasgow. Voices also continues a program of community involvement. Voices' focus on community and education also leads to the choir's encouragment of young musicians through performance opportunities, both through· sponsored solo recitals and through engagement as guest artists. VESNIVKA CHOIR Director: Halyna Kvitka Kondracki Address: 78 Brule Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 4J2 Phone: (416) 763-2197 Vesnivka Choir was established in .1965 by founding director Hfllyna Kvitka Kondracki. This award-winning 50- member women's ensemble has deligh.ted audiences around the world' with its rich repertoire of Ukrainian liturgical, classical, contemporary and traditional folk music. Vesni'vka has won several first~place awards in the CBC Radio Choral Competition and, in 1993; won first place in the folk competition at the prestigious International Eisteddfod in' Llangollen, Wales. The choir performs at a variety of venues throughout the year, giving both its own concerts as well as participating as guest performers. Vesnivka opens its season with a Christmas concert in Janu!U')' 1999, which will coincide with the release of Vesnivka's second CD, featuring Ukrainian medieval, traditional and contemporary Christmas and New' Year's carols. Vesnivka can also be heard singing Christmas Mass on the morning of January 7, 1999, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Toronto. ASSOCIATES OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA President: Davi

presentations that are affordable and accessible, while being a little out of the ordinary. Our singers are well-respected artists, ~orne of whom- have been featured with leading companies in North America and Europe. The company also ­ provides opportunities for young local artists to receive professional development and exposure and an education resource for area schools. Opera York presents its second season of masterworks and recitals: * Don Pasquale, fully staged with "supra-titles" and salon orchestra November 6, 7, 1998, 8 p.m. at Vaughan City Playh6use. Tickets -. * My Funky Valentine. February 11, 1999, 8 p.m. at Markham Theatre. Tickets -. - * Madama Butterfly. March 6, 1999. An abridged concert version of Puccini's beloved maSterpiece. Tickets $.50. *Adriana Lecouvreur. April 16, 17, 1999. Vaughan City Playhouse. Tickets -. TORONTO WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIR Music Director: Thomas Bell Address: 33 Melrose Avenue, Toronto ON M5M 1Y6 Phone: 41 6-482-0292 Contact Person: Gordon Brown, publicity President: Phil Jones 416-237-0251 The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir was formed just three years ago. The founders sought to continue the great tradition of male voice singing in a Canadian context. Whilst the Choir proudiy draws on its heritage of hymn tunes born of the collieries a11d valleys of Wales, it also draws on its North American context for its breadth of repertoire: spirituals, Canadian and American folk songs, and songs fro'm Broadway shows. The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir is a perfect marriage of the traditiqnal and contemporary. Its unique blend earned the Choir a finalist place in the 1998 CBC Choral Competition. The Choir now numbers 60 voices and has a busy schedule of concerts in Southern Ontario and beyond. Christmas Concert: 7:30pm Saturday, December 5th at Grace Church on the Hill, 300 Lonsdale, Toronto. . I ALL THE KING'S VOICES have been invited to participate at Black Creek Pioneer Village's Lamplight Country Chris(maS beginning on December - 2. The choir will participate in the "Twelve Nights" of festivities in the Village Church, singing carols from around the world. - THE AMADEUS CHOIR is offering veterans and UN peacekeepers a 25% discount for its two Noyember 1 In Remembrance concerts, apd is encouraging veterans to wear their uniforms to the performance.' Please contact Laura Adlers at the Choir office, 416-446:.0188, for further details. THE ASSOCIATES OF THE TSO welcomes all music-loving peopl~ who wish to increase their appreciation of classical music. Members promote TSO events and attempt to increase the appreciation of classical music _ throughout our city by, for example,'bringing performances to people who may be unable to attend concerts. Call 416-944- 2177. CANTILENA . The Theatrical Music Ensemble recently performed the world premiere of The Cremation of Sam McGee, for Mixed Chorus and Piano by Andrew Gilpin, a rollicking and evocative rendering of the well-known poem by Robert Service. The prem'iere took place in Waterloo at a concert entitled A Celebration in Song. CATHEDRAL BLUFFS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA introduces a Children's Music Education Programme for young people a$ed 8-12 years. This program, offered in conjunction with the orchestra's subscription series, is intended to expose children to music from around the world in an inspirational and entertaining way. For information call 416- 288-1267. ., ORGAN ALTERNATIVES is Southern Ontario's only definitive source for articles, reviews, listings and discussion of the King of Instruments geared to the aficionado and newcomer alike. Contact Andrew Forrest: · < > to submit material or for your free copy, or Chris Dawes: < > to subscribe, or for display advertising. THE TORONTO MENDELSSOHN YOUTH CHOIR has just launched its first CD, The Magic of Christmas, conducted by John Rutter. The choir is celebrating its 21st Anniversary Season, A Coming of Age. It is comprised of 70 young adults between the ages of 15 and 23, and is directed by Robert Cooper. \ _ · TORONTO OPERETTA THEATRE Friends and Season Gala _Subscribers have a chance to win an array of operettic prizes, including a trip to Vienna for two, courtesy of Austrian Airlines and the Austrian National Tourist Office. Call 416-465-2912 fordetails. ) TORONTO S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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